The House of Horla Tales

The House of Horla Tales

www.houseofhorla.com
Short stories and tall tales from around the globe: including tales from GRIMMS: Folk & Fairy Tales London theatre productions, as well as short gothic tales, classic children’s stories and new writing. Also included is the exclusive serialised West End Theatre memoir by David Thomas - ‘DT’s West End Tickler’ read by Chris Courtenay. Check out www.houseofhorla.com for further info.


How The Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling
Sep 17 • 9 min
The House of Horla presents: ‘How the whale got his throat’ - part of the Just So stories. Rudyard Kipling’s classic fable of why whales no longer eat men, or boys, or little girls. Read by Alistair Green
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 14: 1981-2021
Sep 3 • 6 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 14: 1981-2021 Written by David…
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
Aug 31 • 21 min
A short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. Read by Alistair Green. Produced by the House of Horla.
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 13: WEST END HEROES
Aug 16 • 7 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 13: WEST END HEROES. Written by…
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 12: STORIES ARE MY THING.
Aug 3 • 9 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 12: STORIES ARE MY THING.…
A Poem By My Teacher
Jul 18 • 2 min
The House of Horla tales presents: Last day of primary school 2020. A poem by a teacher to her year six class, at this unique time.
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 11: A TOAST TO A LIVING LEGEND..
Jul 14 • 5 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 11: A TOAST TO A LIVING LEGEND.…
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 10 - UNCLE HO
Jul 5 • 6 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 10: UNCLE HO. Written by David…
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 9 - Spielberg’s Big Loss
Jun 24 • 1 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 9: SPIELBERG’S BIG LOSS Written…
The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.
Jun 14 • 5 min
The House of Horla presents: The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.
DT’s West End Tickler: EPISODE 8 - Caution! White lycra.
Jun 10 • 3 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 8: CAUTION! WHITE LYCRA. Written…
DT’s West End Tickler - EPISODE 7 - NUREYEV AND THE THUGS
Jun 6 • 1 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 7: NUREYEV AND THE THUGS Written…
LIONIZING, a short radio play about the nose. Adapted from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
May 29 • 14 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: LIONIZING. A short radio play based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe about the nose. Adapted and Directed by Alistair Green. Featuring the vocal talents of Adam De Ville, Alistair Green, Martin Hearn & Dave Roberts
DT’s West End Tickler - EPISODE 6: MANY HAPPY RETURNS
May 24 • 6 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 6: MANY HAPPY RETURNS Written by…
The Height Of Purple Passion, read by Fiona Aldridge
May 22 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Height Of Purple Passion, (author unknown), a short & saucy tale read by Fiona Aldridge
DT’s West End Tickler - Episode 5: Newborn in New London
May 20 • 1 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 5, Newborn in New London.…
DT’s West End Tickler - Episode 4: The West End Homeless
May 13 • 3 min
David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 4, The West End Homeless.…
VE Day Tales 2020 by Joanna Volinska and Tina Talbot, read by Carole Carpenter
May 7 • 5 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: VE Day Tales 2020 To my mum, in tribute to her father Henry James Wood Comprising: ’ My Husband’s Grandfather’ by Joanna Volinska and ‘VE Celebrations 2020’ by Tina Talbot Read by Carole Carpenter
DT’s West End Tickler - Episode 3: Dina’s Diner
May 6 • 4 min
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely…
The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson
May 3 • 7 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson. Music by Jacaszek. Recommended listening via a good set of headphones. Devised by the horla company for GRIMMS II, scripted by Andrew Jones.
DT’s West End Tickler - Episode 2: First Theatre Job
May 1 • 3 min
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely…
DT’s West End Tickler - Part 1: Solossys, by David Thomas, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 28 • 1 min
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas’ West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London’s Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It’s like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely…
Princess Olivia’s Night Out by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick
Apr 23 • 5 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: Princess Olivia’s Night Out, a short ditty about getting ready and going out on a Friday night, by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick. Including music by Layo and Bushwacka.
The Mirror (unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter
Apr 21 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Mirror(unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter. www.houseofhorla.com
The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay, music by Johan Johannson
Apr 19 • 9 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay. With music by Johan Johansson.
The Hare (unknown)- a short tale about hunting, read by Carole Carpenter
Apr 16 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Hare (unknown)- a short tale about hunting, read by Carole Carpenter. www.houseofhorla.com
Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille
Apr 15 • 2 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille
The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events.
Apr 13 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events, written by Tina Talbot & read by Chris Courtenay.
The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson
Apr 11 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson
The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts
Apr 9 • 2 min
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts
The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 4 • 1 min
The House of Horla Tales Presents - The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay
Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 4 • 2 min
The House of Horla Tales Presents - Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale (unknown), read by Chris Courtenay.
The Man Who Did Good - short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 4 • 3 min
The House Of Horla Presents - The Man Who Did Good - a short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay